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The History of the Byzantine Empire: From Its Glory to Its Downfall

by Charles Oman

This carefully crafted ebook: “The History of the Byzantine Empire – From Its Glory to Its Downfall” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
This edition covers the history of the Eastern Roman Empire from late antiquity until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 AD. The author gives the complete insight into the fascinating empire which was characterized by Roman state traditions, Greek culture and language; and Orthodox Christianity. Among the greatest accomplishments of the Empire, the author emphasizes its contribution to the formation of the medieval Europe, its major role in shaping Orthodoxy and transmission of classical knowledge.
Contents:
Byzantium
The Foundation of Constantinople
The Fight With the Goths
The Departure of the Germans
The Reorganization of the Eastern Empire
Justinian
Justinian’s Foreign Conquests
The End of Justinian’s Reign
The Coming of the Slavs
The Darkest Hour
Social and Religious Life
The Coming of the Saracens
The First Anarchy
The Saracens Turned Back
The Iconoclasts
The End of the Iconoclasts
The Literary Emperors and Their Time
Military Glory
The End of the Macedonian Dynasty
Manzikert
The Comneni and the Crusades
The Latin Conquest of Constantinople
The Latin Empire and the Empire of Nicaea
Decline and Decay
The Turks in Europe.
The End of a Long Tale
Table of Emperors



History of Norway

by Hjalmar Boyesen

The Norsemen are a Germanic race, and belong, accordingly, to the Aryan family. Their next of kin are the Swedes and Danes. Their original home was Asia, and probably that part of Asia which the ancients called Bactria, near the sources of the rivers Oxus and Jaxartes. Not only the Norsemen are supposed to have come from this region, but the ancestors of all the Aryan nations which now inhabit the greater portion of the civilized world. Among the first to leave this cradle of nations were the tribes which settled upon the eastern islands and peninsulas of the Mediterranean, and, under the name of Hellenes, developed, long before the Christian era, an art and a literature which are, in some respects, yet unrivalled. The early Italic tribes, from which sprung in time the world-empire of Rome, trace their descent from the same ancestry; as do also the Kelts, who in ancient times inhabited England, Ireland, and France; the Slavs who settled in the present Russia, Bohemia, and the northern Turkish provinces; and the Germans, who occupied the great central regions of the European continent. Among Asiatic nations, the Iranians inhabiting Persia, and the Hindoos in India, have Aryan blood…



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